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Xp wont boot due to hardware change

  • Hardware
  • Boot
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
August 22, 2010 8:26:36 AM

i recently tried to put an windows xp harddrive into a new system that i built for a friend and the windows xp wont boot, what happens is windows trys to boot then the system stops and turns on again and i get the windows start-up choice screen but at the top it say this may be due to a recent hardware change, and it does this every time

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August 22, 2010 8:28:07 AM

Probably configured for the wrong disk controller. You would be far better off doing a fresh install of XP if the hardware has changed significantly.
August 22, 2010 8:29:50 AM

i dont have an xp disc =/
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August 22, 2010 9:19:07 AM

The message is correct. The Hardware Abstract Layer DLL is wrong for that machine.

No CD, No windows.

August 22, 2010 9:22:47 AM

ok thanks i'll have to try and get hold of a cd from somewhere
August 22, 2010 9:33:36 AM

It must be the version, (OEM, Retail, Service packs etc.)

If found, a "Repair" is needed.